5 rounds for time:
- Row 500 meters
- Run 400 meters
After the first round, I was already exhausted from spinning that damned flywheel, but I was comforted by the fact that I wasn't too far behind the speediest of my classmates. But by the end of my second stint on the erg, I was really lagging. And the last time I stumbled off the erg, I had trouble getting to my feet.
Result: It took me 22:30 to finish, and it wasn't pretty.
But you know what? Before most people had rolled out of bed this morning, I managed to row 2,500 meters and run 2,000 meters as fast as my stumpy legs could take me -- and I didn't wind up unconscious on my couch for the rest of the day. I call that victory.